Seminar Program Fall 2013 - Spring 2014
Seminars are on Tuesdays, 4:00-4:50 in Sanger Hall, 
2nd floor Room 2-020  (unless otherwise noted)

Aug. 27 Katherine Nicholson, Ph.D., Asst. Prof.
Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology
Virginia Commonwealth University
Richmond, VA

"NMDA antagonists - the long and winding road"
Sep. 3 T. Celeste Napier, Ph.D., Professor
Department of Pharmacology
Rush University
Chicago, IL

Host: Kurt Hauser, Ph.D.

"Drug abuse and HIV/AIDS
co-morbidity from the perspective of an addiction neuroscientist"
Oct. 1 John Turchi, Ph.D., Professor
Division of Hematology/Oncology
Indiana University School of Medicine
Indianapolis, IN

Host: Lawrence Povirk, Ph.D.

"Cisplatin-radiosensitization: A role for complex DNA damage and modulation of non-homologous end joining"
Oct. 22 Lino Becerra, Ph.D., Associate Professor
Harvard Medical School
McLean Hospital
Belmont, MA

Host: Steve Negus, Ph.D.

"Neuroimaging studies of pain and analgesia"
Oct. 29 Warren Bickel, Ph.D., Professor
Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute
Director, Addiction Recovery Research Center
Roanoke, VA

Host: Patrick Beardsley, Ph.D.

"Repairing self-control failure in addiction"
Nov. 5 Caroline Bass, Ph.D., Assistant Professor
Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology
School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences
The State University of New York at Buffalo
Buffalo, NY

Host: Dana Selley, Ph.D.
"Dissection of striatal dopamine circuitry using acute genetic manipulations"
Nov.19 Hamid Akbarali, Ph.D., Professor
Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology
Virginia Commonwealth University
Richmond, VA

"Mechanistic insights into opioid-induced bowel dysfunction"
Dec. 3 Zhongjie Sun, MD, PhD, Professor
Department of Physiology
Ohio University College of Medicine
Oklahoma City, OK

Host: Ningjun Li, Ph.D.

"Anti-aging gene Klotho, arterial stiffening and hypertension"
Dec. 11
KMSB Aud
Dean's Biomedical Seminar Series
M. Geoffrey Rosenfeld
Investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute
University of California San Diego
La Jolla, CA

 
Dec. 17 Yasmin Hurd, Ph.D., Professor
Director, Center of Excellence on Mood, Motivation and Addiction - Friedman Brain Institute
Mount Sinai Hospital
New York, NY

Host: Imad Damaj, Ph.D.
"The vulnerable brain: understanding the neurobiology of addiction risk"
Jan. 14 Students' Choice Speaker
William Fantegrossi, PhD, Assistant Professor
Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology
University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences
Little Rock, AR
"Preclinical abuse liability of methoxetamine (MXE): an emerging arylcyclohexylamine drug of abuse"
Jan. 28 Steven R. Goldberg, Ph.D., Senior Investigator
Chief, Preclinical Sciences Section
National Institute on Drug Abuse
Biomedical Research Center
Baltimore MD

Host: Imad Damaj, Ph.D.
"New targets for modulation of nicotine and cannabinoid reward and relapse"
Feb. 4 Raj Goyal, M.D., Professor
Associate Chief of Research and Development, VA Boston Health Care System
West Roxbury, MA

Host:  Hamid Akbarali, Ph.D.
"Role of intracellular myosin motors in enteric neuromuscular neurotransmission"
Feb. 25 M. Imad Damaj, Ph.D., Professor
Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology
Virginia Commonwealth University
Richmond, VA
"Behavioral and molecular plasticity during adolescence in mice: studies with nicotine"
Mar. 4 Bridget Brosnihan, Ph.D., Professor
Hypertension and Vascular Research Center
Department of Physiology and Pharmacology
Wake Forest School of Medicine
Winston-Salem, NC

Host: Pin-lan Li, M.D., Ph.D.
"The renin-angiotensin system in pregnancy and preeclampsia: human and animal studies"
Mar 18 Norbert Leitinger, Ph.D., Associate Professor
Department of Pharmacology
University of Virginia
Charlottesville, VA

Host: William Dewey, Ph.D.
"Phenotypic modulation of macrophages in metabolic tissue damage and repair"
Mar 25 Jayanthi Lankupalle, Ph.D., Associate Professor
Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology
Virginia Commonwealth University
Richmond, VA
"An update on norepinephrine transporter regulation"
Apr 15 Dana Selley, Ph.D., Associate Professor
Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology
Virginia Commonwealth University
Richmond, VA
"Cannabinoid CB1 receptor induction of delta- FosB : A mechanism for mu opioid receptor cross-sensitization?"
Apr 22 Andrea Hohmann, Ph.D., Professor
Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences
Indiana University
Bloomington, IN

Host: Aron Lichtman, Ph.D.
"Harnessing the endocannabinoid system to suppress neuropathic pain"
Apr 29 Andrew Davies, Ph.D., Assistant Professor
Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology
Virginia Commonwealth University
Richmond, VA

"Peptides and cholinergics: Using C. elegans genetics to identify mechanisms of alcohol's action"
May 6 Sterling Drug Visiting Professor
Charles N. Serhan, Ph.D.Professor
Department of Anesthesiology
Perioperative and Pain Medicine
Brigham and Women's Hospital and Harvard Medical School
Boston, MA

Host: Pin-Lan Li
"Novel pro-resolving lipid mediators in the resolution of anti-inflammation"

For further information, please contact Sallie Sparks or Dr. Andrew Davies
 

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